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  • Black History Month Spotlight: George Washington Carver and HR 51
    Posted in Blog on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we remember those who have made opportunities possible for so many, like George Washington Carver (1864-1943). In 1890, Carver enrolled in Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, where he studied Art. He later transferred to Iowa State to study agriculture, where he earned his Master’s degree by 1896. After accepting an offer from Booker T. Washington, Carver then moved to Alabama where he served as the head of the Agricultural Department at Tuskegee ... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Celebrates Black History Month: Remember Black Wall Street
    Posted in Blog on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor & Employment

    In the spirit of Black History Month, remembering key moments in black history, like the days of “Black Wall Street,” is critical in shaping the future for African-Americans. In the early 1900s, the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was home to hundreds of black-owned business, many black multi-millionaires, an envied school system, and a remarkably high employment level. This affluent neighborhood was a microcosm of the American dream and a steeple for so many communities to strive towards.... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to honor Thirteenth District students at 2017 Military Academy Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, Veterans

    On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Congressman David Scott will host a special ceremony to honor 29 exceptional students from Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District with nominations to attend one of our nation’s esteemed military service academies. WHO: Congressman David Scott; representatives from the U.S. Air Force, Military and Naval academies; Mundy’s Mill High School Color Guard; and community members. WHAT: Congressman Scott will formally present congressional nominations to 29 students ... Read more

  • Scott Statement on Financial Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Release on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement on President Trump’s financial executive orders announced today: “While a delay of the fiduciary rule at the Department of Labor is something many will welcome with open arms, including myself, I am very concerned about the path today’s executive orders puts regulators down. As an original co-lead to the Dodd-Frank Act, I understand the importance of proper Wall Street regulation. We... Read more

  • Scott Announces Ranking Membership on House Agriculture Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) was once again selected to serve as the Ranking Democratic member of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit by the Democratic Members of the House Agriculture Committee. The subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes oversight of commodity exchanges, including the Cobb County based InterContinental Exchange, one of the largest commodity exchanges in the world; as well as agricultural credit; rural development; energy; and rural electrification. Congr... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Serve on Two House Financial Services Subcommittees
    Posted in Press Release on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) has selected to serve on the Subcommittees on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments and Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit on the House Financial Services Committee. Scott released the following statement on his assignments: “It is an honor to again serve as a member of both the Capital Markets and Financial Institutions subcommittees. Both of these subcommittees have wide-ranging jurisdiction over large parts of our banking system, from how banks d... Read more

  • Applications open for CBCF Summer '17 Internship Program
    Posted in Blog on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Applications must be submitted online by March 31, 2017. The CBCF Congressional Summer '17 Internship program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in Congressional Black Caucus member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. To apply, click here. Benefits A $3,000 stipend for the Congressional Internship program Housing at ... Read more

  • Congressional FinTech and Payments Caucus Announces 115th Congress Co-Chairs
    Posted in Press Release on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Labor & Employment

    The Congressional FinTech and Payments Caucus (CFTPC) announced Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) and Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) will join Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congressman David Scott (GA-13) as caucus co-chairs for the 115th Congress. “The CFTPC has been successful in bringing members of both parties together to highlight the importance of developing new payment technologies and protecting consumer privacy and security,“ said Congresswoman Sinema. “I look forward t... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott invites students to participate in 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) announced his 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District. High school students who reside in or attend a public, private or home school in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District are invited to submit artwork for the competition. The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. To date, Congressman David S... Read more

  • Scott Remarks on Israel Resolution on the House Floor
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) spoke on the House Floor tonight in support of H. Res. 11, strongly objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Below is a transcript of his remarks and a link to the video. “Mr. Speaker, I rise in great support of the Ross-Engel bill against this most deceitful and shameful U.N. resolution. That is what we are here for. This act was shameful and it was deceitful. “When the U.N. voted for this 2334 reso... Read more